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#A8ABAD Hex Code

Color Name: Metallic Silver

What is hex #A8ABAD Color?

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The color name of hex code #A8ABAD is Metallic Silver. The RGB values are (168, 171, 173) which means it is composed of 33% red, 33% green and 34% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:3 M:1 Y:0 K:32. In the HSV/HSB scale, #A8ABAD has a hue of 204°, 3% saturation and a brightness value of 68%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

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Hex #A8ABAD Color Codes

Color NameMetallic Silver
RGB Values(168, 171, 173)
CMYK Values(3%, 1%, 0%, 32%)
HSV/HSB Values(204°, 3%, 68%)
Closest Web Safe#999999
Inverse Color#575452 [Davy's Grey]
Closest Pantone®Cool Gray 6 C
Closest RAL7038 [Agate grey]
Complementary Color#ADAAA8 [Dark Gray (X11)]
#A8ABAD Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#ABABAB
Weighted Average (Most Common)#AAAAAA
Weighted Average (Luma)#ABABAB
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#CECECE

Hex #A8ABAD Color Palettes

A8ABAD is almost gray. We don't think there is any need to display the color palettes.
Complementary color palette of A8ABAD. Complementary color is ADAAA8

Complementary Palette

The complement of #A8ABAD is #ADAAA8 which is called Dark Gray (X11). Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #A8ABAD color is offered by #ADAAA8. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

Analogous color palette with (A8ABAD, A8A9AD and A8ADAD)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of #A8ABAD are #A8A9AD and #A8ADAD, called Metallic Silver and Metallic Silver, respectively. In the RGB color wheel, they are located to the right and left of #A8ABAD with a 30° separation. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

Split Complementary color palette with (A8ABAD, ADA8A9 and ADADA8)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of #A8ABAD are #ADA8A9 (Dark Gray (X11)) and #ADADA8 (Silver Chalice). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

Triadic color palette with (A8ABAD, ADA8AB and ABADA8)

Triadic Palette

#A8ABAD triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #ADA8AB (Silver (Metallic)) and #ABADA8 (Silver Chalice) along with #A8ABAD, our main color, create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (A8ABAD, ADA8AB, ADAAA8 and A8ADAA)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of #A8ABAD has #ADA8AB (Silver (Metallic)), #ADAAA8 (Dark Gray (X11)) and #A8ADAA (Dark Gray (X11)). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors a little bit to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (A8ABAD, ADA8AD, ADAAA8 and A9ADA8)

Square Palette

The square color palette of #A8ABAD contains #ADA8AD (Silver (Metallic)), #ADAAA8 (Dark Gray (X11)) and #A9ADA8 (Dark Gray (X11)). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

Rainbow color

Hex #A8ABAD Rainbow Colors Palette

Our #A8ABAD rainbow color palette is based on the RGB color model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.


Tints, Tones & Shades of A8ABAD Color


  • Transparent B9BCBDB9BCBD
  • Transparent C2C4C6C2C4C6
  • Transparent CBCDCECBCDCE
  • Transparent D4D5D6D4D5D6
  • Transparent DCDDDEDCDDDE
  • Transparent E5E6E6E5E6E6
  • Transparent EEEEEFEEEEEF
  • Transparent F6F7F7F6F7F7


  • Transparent A0A2A4A0A2A4
  • Transparent 9C9EA09C9EA0
  • Transparent 989A9B989A9B
  • Transparent 949697949697
  • Transparent 909192909192
  • Transparent 8C8D8E8C8D8E
  • Transparent 888989888989
  • Transparent 848485848485


  • Transparent 86898A86898A
  • Transparent 767879767879
  • Transparent 656768656768
  • Transparent 545657545657
  • Transparent 434445434445
  • Transparent 323334323334
  • Transparent 222223222223
  • Transparent 111111111111

#A8ABAD Color Patterns

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Color names have been derived from known and trusted lists OR have been formulated by us. They are close approximations and may not translate to exact names. Also, color is perceived and named differently in cultures and communities around the world. As per studies, only a handful of colors are interpretted and named in the same way across the globe.